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County Information

Founded October 27, 1849
Seat Hastings
Largest city - Eagan


Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - CITIES - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Apple Valley
Burnsville
Coates
Eagan
Farmington
Hampton
Hastings (part)


Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville
Lilydale
Mendota
Mendota Heights
Miesville
New Trier


Northfield (part)
Randolph
Rosemount
South St. Paul
Sunfish Lake
Vermillion
West St. Paul

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - CURRENT TOWNSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Township Histories Include First Settlers, Office Holders, Etc.

Castle Rock Township
Douglas Township
Empire Township
Eureka Township
Greenvale Township


Hampton Township
Marshan Township
Nininger Township
Randolph Township


Ravenna Township
Sciota Township
Vermillion Township
Waterford Township

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - FORMER TOWNSHIPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.


Burnsville Township
Eagan Township
Hastings Township


Inver Grove Township
Lakeville Township
Lebanon Township


Mendota Township
Rosemount Township
West St. Paul Township


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Website Updates:

SEPTEMBER 2014
BIOS : W. H. Adams, William Ainsworth, Sherman Nathaniel Aspinwall, John H. Blasé, George Barbaras, A. B. Bell, James Bell, C. F. Beltz, H. J. Beokmeier, Henry Butturff, John Byers, Henry Page, L. A. Page, Thaddeus H. Partch, M. H. Patten, N. S. Persons, M. K. Pike, Edward Perron, H. Pryor, J. C. Rea, Charles Rowell, H. E. Sanders, I. R. Sanderson, B. C. Slocum, Emanuel Stapf, B. Stevens, Charles A. Simpson, William L. Stephens, J. R. Sumner, G. R. Terry, M. Tramm, John Teachout, E. D. Thompson, E. W. Tripp, William Waters, George O. Way, Roland Weeks, W. J. Wheeler, P. P. Whittier, George W. Woodworth
CEMETERIES : Kibbe Family Cemetery - Contact Host for Photos (as of 2014)
OBITS : Samuel Holmes

AUGUST 2014
BIOS : John Nininger, Timothy O’Leary, Bridget O’Connell, William Otte, Michael O'Rourke, James O'Brien, Charles E. Oman, Henry Pfeiffer, Irenus Perkins, S. A. Perkins, Tracy H. Poor, Silas Poor, William W. Poor, B. H. Pettingill, Jr., R. Peters, Michael Quinn, Thomas Quinn, Anthony Reed, John Russell, A. W. Riddell, Jacob Randler, Alexander Records, Thomas J. Redican, William Ryan, Michael Rowan, Daniel Ryan, E. A. Rice, Nathan Seeley, John A. Schaffer, William Schweitzer, Charles E. Sherd, William Smith, Mary Shaughnessey, Nicholas Simons, E. C. Smith, Daniel Sullivan, E. D. Stone, J. J. Sill, Hugh Sherry, Owen Sherry, Corbin Speakes, Gottlieb Schmid, Frederick Sprute, Walter Strathern, William Strathern, W. M. Sommerfield, Ebenezer Slocum, Frederick Schickling, Mathias Siebenaler
MILITARY : Soldier News for Albert Truax, W. G. Le Duc, Edward Parliman, Isaac Van Doren, John Peller, F. J. Mead, John Kennedy, L. W. Collins
MARRIAGE & ANNIVERSARY NEWS : Pitcher-Nason, Marshall-Brigham, Truax-Whitford, Barnum-Wallace, Spindler-Gross, Hone-Scofield, Van Inwegen-Aldrach, Sanderson-McKay
OBITS : C. Powell Adams, J. L. Busch, Charles Curran, Francis R. Cornwell, John Donnauhoe, Cordelia Frank, Mary S. Frost, William Gibbons, J. M. Griggs, O. F. Hayes, Frank Hare, Samuel Holmes

JULY 2014
BIOS : William Harrington, S. C. Headley, George Hoffman, Henry Hoffman, John Hurly, Peter Harvey, John Hyland, Thomas Hyland, A. J. Irving, Michael Johnston, D. C. Johnson, Henry T. Johnson, John F. Knowles, Gregory Koering, Charles Kranz, John Kranz, William Kean, William Korfhage, Daniel Keegan, Timothy Kelly, James Keetley, Paul Kingston, J. Lockwood, Michael Lynch, M. J. Lenihan, John Loftus, John Lester, H. C. Lovejoy, Isaac Lyttle
NEWS FIRES : 1879 Farmington Fire, Butturff & Hammond
PEOPLE : Albert Poor, John Lally, Fred Hener, Mrs. D. B. Truax, 100 Years Old, P. A. Ringstrom, James Hyland, Ellen M. Delano, Mrs. McClure & Child, Patrick Mahoney, P. P. Taylor, Louis Sieben

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